Kenny Chesney told The Hollywood Reporter he's taking 2014 off.  If your first thought was, wait he just took a year off.  That was three years ago, when took off 2010. Click to find out why he's taking a break.

With the exception of 2010, Kenny has sold at least a million tickets every year since 2004.  This year, he's set to make that one and a quarter million tickets.

"I love touring more than anyone in the world," Chesney tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I love the band, the crew, the whole team -- and it's weird to not be looking at next year's stage design, but I shouldn't make albums to service the tour



Kenny says taking off next year will enable him to focus on making a new album.  And perhaps, even get more personal than his most recent collection, "Life On A Rock."

"It's a lot harder to find those songs than you'd think, and writing takes time -- to think, to live, to be."


If you have ever been to Kenny Chesney a concert, you know he's non-stop energy, if you've never been,  just imagine a Zumba workout for 2 hours.  And he does it 40 or 50 times a year.

If Kenny's current schedule remains true, his show at Finger Lakes Community College's CMAC in Canandaigua on August 21 would be one of the final shows before his sabbatical.

Read the entire Hollywood Reporter interview here.